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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics: Bonding behavior of iron pentacarbonyl experimentally decoded
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Using quantum chemical calculations, they were successful in interpreting the data and obtaining a […]

Detailed experiments reveal the operational parameters for a promising thermo-magnetic data-storage technology
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

The mechanics and dynamics of heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) are now better understood […]

CERN researchers confirm existence of the Force
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running […]

World's largest particle collider ready to restart in 'days'
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

Physicists have fixed a short-circuit at the world's largest proton smasher, making the […]